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Just like that, the Saints are back to .500. After starting the season 0-4, it's hard to believe the Saints are now 5-5 and right in the thick of the wild card race, but a convincing win in Oakland did just that. The Raiders look like a lost team in complete disarray, sure, but the way the Saints were able to come in and thrash them is a very encouraging sign. The defense played well, getting good pressure and creating turnovers, and while they were still gashed for yards I'm starting to buy into the idea that they are getting better. The Saints are peaking, my friends, and that should be a very scary sign for all NFL teams. They are closer to a complete team in all phases now and that makes them incredibly dangerous to anyone. Below are my bullets on the game.
The red zone defense may be Steve Spagnuolo's saving grace this season. Another outstanding effort, which featured an interception in the end zone by Roman Harper. Yes, you read that correctly.
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According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton haven’t starting talking about a new contract, but both sides are expected to get together soon.
The Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton have not begun new talks about a contract since the NFL rejected the original three-year deal agreed upon by Payton and the team, but those...
New Orleans Saints wide receiver Lance Moore celebrated his second quarter touchdown with a little "Gangnam Style" during Sunday's NFL game against the Oakland Raiders.
Moore caught a 38 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Drew Brees.
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Defensive end Cam Jordan says the Saints may have surprised others but not themselves by rattling off five victories in six games to get back to .500 after an 0-4 start.
Jordan says that with Drew Brees at quarterback and talent across the roster, the Saints expected to overcome early-season struggles.
New Orleans is 5-5, one game behind three teams tied for the last NFC wild-card...
Nigel Adkins' Southampton won 3-1 at winless QPR in a match dubbed 'El Sackico'.
The futures of both managers were subject to intense speculation in the build-up to a Loftus Road encounter contested by the sides bottom and second-bottom of the standings.
QPR and Southampton had conceded 49 league goals between them prior to the game and the hosts' defence was breached...
Already thin at the offensive tackle position with starting right tackle Zach Strief sitting out with a groin injury, the New Orleans Saints suffered another blow when Strief's replacement Charles Brown left the game late in the second quarter with a right knee injury.
Brown did not return and left the locker room Sunday with the help of crutches. Early indications are that...
Darren Sproles is inactive for the New Orleans Saints against the Oakland Raiders with an injured left hand.
Sproles practiced this week for the first time since breaking his hand, but is being held out of the game Sunday.
The Raiders are without their top two running backs as Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson both have sprained right ankles. Safety Tyvon Branch has his streak of...
The Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton have not begun new talks about a contract since the NFL rejected the original three-year deal agreed upon by Payton and the team, but according to league sources those talks are expected to resume shortly, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.
The Saints received word from the league recently that, despite Payton's suspension...
The Saints were both efficient and balanced on offense in this game. 28 passes, 28 rushes. They passed for 229 at 8.2 yards per pass (thanks to 75% completions) and rushed for 153 yards at 5.5 yards a pop. The last few weeks they've gotten away from Brees throwing for 400+ yards in the interest of balance, and it's made them more explosive. This was another all around impressive...
This is the last of the bye weeks. It’s all up to health and strategy from here on out to get you to a fantasy football championship. Here are some...
Gameday is here and with it comes a chance for the Saints to claw their way back to .500 for the first time since week 2! For them to get to 5-5 after an 0-4 start would be somewhat miraculous, but also necessary to have any shot at the postseason. The opponent is an extremely beatable one, but the "easier" games, which don't truly exist in the NFL, are the ones the...
Within a span of about six weeks, the New Orleans Saints went from pathetic to playoff contender. After knocking off the Falcons, the last of the remaining unbeaten in the NFL, the Saints carry their momentum to the Bay to take on the Oakland Raiders in the rain. NFLWeather.com forecasts a 50% of showers and [...]
Once again the Saints' defense got gashed for 404 yards, but this one felt a lot different, wouldn't you say? This defense still has major problems. Most significantly glaring in this one was extremely poor tackling, which led to so many of the big plays the Raiders had. So many of those 20+ yard gains could have been cut in half with proper tackling. But, enough griping...
OAKLAND -- The New Orleans' Saints long climb back to .500 ended Sunday with a 38-17 rout of the Oakland Raiders at the O.co Coliseum. After starting 0-4, the Saints are now 5-5, and they have no intention of going backward. "It's been a long grind, especially starting off 0-4," Saints strong safety Roman Harper said. "We never pointed fingers, we stuck...
Drew Brees threw three touchdown passes and Malcolm Jenkins returned an interception for a score to get the New Orleans Saints back to .500 with a 38-17 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Sunday.
Lance Moore caught two touchdown passes and Mark Ingram ran for a TD as the Saints (5-5) won for the fifth time in six games since an 0-4 start. They are in position to make a late-season...
For the first time in a looooong time, I got to relax in the fourth quarter of a Saints game. I kicked my feet up and casually sipped a glass of red wine without even the slightest anxiety that somehow, the opposing team would find a way to mount a comeback against mine. No need for blood pressure meds, xanax, vodka or a breathing machine. After all, I was witnessing a classic...